How long does it take to recover from a hip replacement?

How long does it take to recover from a hip replacement?

Everyone recovers differently, but it’s often possible to return to light activities or office-based work within around 6 weeks. It may take a few more weeks if your job involves heavy lifting. It’s best to avoid extreme movements or sports where there’s a risk of falling, such as skiing or riding.

Is a hip replacement a major operation?

A hip replacement is major surgery, so it is usually only recommended if other treatments, such as physiotherapy or steroid injections, have not helped reduce pain or improve mobility.

How painful is a hip replacement?

You can expect to experience some discomfort in the hip region itself, as well as groin pain and thigh pain. This is normal as your body adjusts to changes made to joints in that area. There can also be pain in the thigh and knee that is typically associated with a change in the length of your leg.

What are the dangers of hip replacement surgery?

In brief: Generally safe. Hip replacement surgery is a common and safe operation but does have risks. Risks include medical complications (blood clots, stroke, etc), anesthetic complications, and surgical complications (infection, dislocation, nerve or blood vessel injury, fracture, leg length discrepancy).

What should I expect after hip replacement surgery?

Immediately after surgery, a hip replacement recipient should expect to stay in the hospital for a short period of time (one to three days). In some unusual or extenuating circumstances, patients may stay longer. Most patients will be assisted in attempts to sit up and walk within a day or two after the operation.

What should you expect during your hip replacement surgery?

– Walking will likely be easier. You may be able to walk to the bathroom without help. – You will be discharged from the hospital if you are doing well. Some people stay longer if they have complications. – Depending on your situation, you may go straight home or to a rehab facility, where you’ll recover.

How long does pain last after hip replacement surgery?

Most people, though, experience surgical pain for approximately two to four weeks following hip replacement surgery. Your activity level, medical history, and any pain you’re dealing with before surgery have an effect on how long it will take you to make a full recovery.